Rod Library, in partnership with other campus units, is seeking to develop space in the library building into a learning commons. The learning commons will be a student-centered physical and virtual learning space designed for optimal learning in groups or individually. The reconfigured space will be designed to be open, comfortable, inspirational, and practical. This survey will help us gather information from the campus community (students, faculty, and staff) about technologies, services and furnishings that will meet the needs of 21st century learners and researchers.
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Change is coming to Rod Library. If you’ve been in the library lately, you may have noticed that the area behind the Reference Desk, on the 2nd (main) floor, looks different. This space will be transformed into a new learning commons. A Learning Commons Task Force has been appointed to research what a learning commons looks like at other universities and to get the ball rolling. Membership on the committee includes representatives from ITS-User Services and ITS-Educational Technology staff as well as Rod Library faculty and staff.
Faculty, please see newly-scheduled workshops for August and September on ITS-Educational Technology's online Faculty Workshop Calendar Workshops are offered on Bb Learn 9, Google Apps, Panopto, Lynda.com, and integrating library resources in eLearning. Technology integration work sessions are also scheduled, with instructional designers available to assist you.
ITS, Rod Library and the Office of Assessment will team up this summer to offer several workshops for faculty on using technology for teaching, research and assessment. View the schedule and sign up online.
ITS will offer two workshops that will demonstrate the new features of the Panopto 4.1 upgrade. If you're currently using Panopto and would like to learn more about the new features, or if you'd like to learn more about classroom capture technologies, sign up for a session online. The workshops are from noon to 1 p.m., Tuesday, March 20 or Thursday, April 5.
UNI is migrating from Oracle Calendar to Google Calendar. Google Calendar is part of Google Apps and has been available to users since the migration to Google Mail.
The annual Spotlight on STEM day is Thursday, February 23, 2012. The focus of the Spotlight Day is on science and math projects that integrate technology in the PreK-12 curriculum. The Spotlight Gallery (table displays) will be open from 9:30 - 11:30 am. There will be Spotlight Presentations (20 min presentations, every 30 min) from 1:30 - 3:30 pm. This is a great opportunity to hear about authentic applications of science and math in PreK-12 classrooms and to talk with teachers and students to get their perspective of learning with hands-on, inquir
A new email list has been created for editors of campus Drupal sites. Questions can be sent to the list at any time instead of waiting for a monthly help session. List subscribers will be sent a survey to determine effectiveness of monthly scheduled open office hours. Contact Carolyn Dorr or call 273-2761 for more information.
The Office of Continuing and Distance Education and the ITS Educational Technology department are hosting a Brown Bag Lunch session 11:30am-1:30pm in ITTC 134 on Wednesday, February 1 for Digital Learning Day. Please bring your own lunch. Brownies will be provided.
This event will showcase innovative uses of digital technologies, mobile learning and other new technologies used to enhance teaching and learning. No registration required.
ITS-Educational Technology invites you to participate in a webinar on One-to-One Computing on January 12 from 4:00-5:30 p.m. A team of educators from Auburn Junior High School in Auburn, Alabama will join us as guest panelists. Auburn JHS is showcased by Intel for their successful implementation of one-to-one computing in a student-centered environment. For more details, visit http://www.uni.edu/ietti/impact/special_events/1-to-1_computing_webinar.html.
ITS Educational Technology and University Relations (UR) have combined resources to create a one-stop Drupal Web development office. Drupal developers from both offices are now housed in 103 East Bartlett. ITS Educational Technology developers will focus on creating departmental and college websites in Drupal, while UR staff will maintain the main university website and other primary sites, such as the calendar and map. Developers from both units will work together to create standardized Drupal practices and provide support for other Drupal developers on campus. For more information, contact Brandon Neil in ITS-ET or DeWayne Purdy in UR.
ITS-Educational Technology invites you to register for Faculty Focus workshops, offered January 3-6, on technology’s role in teaching and learning. Workshops address various Bb Learn 9 features and numerous other instructional technologies. Seating is limited and reservations are required. Visit http://www.uni.edu/its/services/intructional-design-and-development/faculty-focus to learn more and to access online registration.
Were you aware past eLearning Tips (featured in UNI Online and the Faculty Resources tab of the eLearning support site) are available in an eLearning Tips Archive? ITS-ET recommends you visit the archive to review tips missed previously. Tips address information of which all Bb Learn 9 instructors/designers should be aware as well as questions and issues most addressed by the UNI eLearning support team. Visit the eLearning Tips Archive at http://www.uni.edu/elearning/faculty-resources/tips.
Faculty, mark your calendar for special educational technology workshops, with an emphasis on integration strategies, scheduled for January 3-6. Anticipated topics include Bb Learn 9, lecture capture, webinar technology, video conferencing, mobile learning, Google tools and more. There will also be special work sessions with educational technology staff present. More details to come.
UNI has recently licensed the Lynda.com Online Training Library. This library, which contains over 1,700 courses and 92,000 video tutorials, is now available to all faculty, staff and students of the University for access anytime, anywhere with Internet access. Login to Lynda.com is through CatID.